89 Book Marketing Ideas That Will Change Your Life

Increase your web presence:
1. Create a testimonial page on your website
2. Retweak the SEO on your site
3. Ask fans to post their reviews on your Facebook page
4. Ask fans to post their reviews on Amazon
5. Ask fans to post their reviews on Goodreads
6. Sign up for Twitter
7. Clean up your social footprint
8. Create an author FB page and use it instead of your profile
9. Sign up for Google Authorship
10. Offer bloggers advanced reading copies
11. Go on an online book tour
12. Create a book launch team
13. Host Q+A sessions on Google+
14. Create Facebook Friday videos
15. Register as an author on Amazon
16. Register as an author on Goodreads
17. Create a book trailer
18. Get a new Author Website
19. Create a hashtag for your next book


Build your fan base:
1. Start a FB campaign to increase your fans
2. Start a Google Campaign to increase traffic to your site
3. Start a controversial web series
4. Link up with other writers for your controversial web series
5. Start weekly twitter chats with readers
6. Keyword your blog posts
7. Create a monthly newsletter
8. Create an affiliate program
9. Host guest bloggers
10. Become a guest blogger
11. Create business cards with your web address on them and hand them out
12. Put your photo on your business card for stronger branding
13. Start commenting on other blogs (early and often)
14. Host regular author hangouts on Google+
15. Host regular author interviews on Google+
16. Record your Google+ hangouts and put them on YouTube
17. Get social media coaching


Cultivate Community:
1. Create an online community with a forum
2. Say thank you to readers with special incentives for being a fan
3. Ask your reading community to design merchandise for your store
4. Create a fan page for your main character (works well if they are in a series)
5. Ask fans to create their own book trailers and post them online
6. Offer core fans advanced copy of future books
7. Ask fans to post pictures of “character spottings”
8. Offer “extra features” on your website
9. Use Twitter hashtags
10. Poll your readers and listen to what they say
11. Answer all your blog comments
12. Engage with your fans on FB
13. Ask your fans to post pictures of them reading your book

 

 

Make some extra money:
1. Repackage old blog posts and sell them as an e-book
2. Join an affiliate program
3. Speak on the core topic of your book
4. Become a content writer
5. Host paid webinars
6. Freelance with niche magazines
7. Sell ads on your website
8. Sell ads in your newsletter
9. Write a new ebook tailored to your fans
10. Mentor another writer
11. Become an Amazon Affiliate (and use MyBookTable)
12. Offer customizable ebooks for readers
13. Sell your book on your site, not just Amazon


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Build your brand offline
1. Write a Press Release
2. Ask to be interviewed by your local paper
3. Ask to be interviewed by the paper your book is set in
4. Ask to be interviewed by the local radio host
5. Ask to be interviewed on the local morning show (read this article first)
6. Partner with a band that has the same cause as you
7. Go on a physical book tour
8. Start thinking local
9. Sell themed merchandise (Think “Team Edward” shirts)
10. Rent a billboard
11. Host a book release party
12. Link with an activity that supports your cause and sell your book there
13. Create a viral video about a scene from your book

 

Written by By Caitlin Muir

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